REALTORS - Path to Leadership Forum (GBAR, MAR, NAR, RRC, WCR)

Tue Mar 05 2024 at 09:30 am to 12:00 pm

Southline Boston, William T Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA, USA | Boston

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REALTORS - Path to Leadership Forum (GBAR, MAR, NAR, RRC, WCR)
Join us for the REALTORS - Path to Leadership Forum, where industry leaders from GBAR, MAR, NAR, RRC, and WCR gather to share insights!
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REALTORS - Path to Leadership Forum (GBAR, MAR, NAR, RRC, WCR)

Join us for an exciting in-person event, the REALTORS - Path to Leadership Forum! This forum brings together professionals from GBAR, MAR, NAR, RRC, and WCR to discuss the journey to leadership in the real estate industry. Hear about their plans for the upcoming year and beyond. Get MOTIVATED, feel INSPIRED and truly LEARN from our fellow REALTOR COLLEAGUES!

MEMBERS are FREE and are welcomed to bring a REALTOR colleague for FREE as well! Registration Required. Non-Members are charged $30. Complimentary Parking and Refreshments Available. Come check out this unique and cool venue and stay afterwards for a bar available. (Limited Seating)

Location: Southline Boston, 135 William T Morrissey Boulevard, Boston (former Boston Globe building).

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Mary D'Ambra | WCR State President | William Raveis

Mary D’Ambra is a Massachusetts licensed real estate agent and REALTOR® for over 20 years. Mary works in all areas of residential properties with a specialty in development and new construction homes. Mary holds many designations and certifications, including ABR, AHWD, CRS, C2EX, CBR,CNE,PMN,RENE, and SRS and Alliance Certified Ally.

Mary currently serves as the Massachusetts State President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR). She is a member of the WCR National Finance Committee, the NAR Board Policy & Jurisdiction Committee, the MAR Grievance Committee and serves as her local WCR South Shore Treasurer.

Mary has a long history of serving the REALTOR® community in numerous roles including President of South Shore REALTORS®, NAR Director, NAR Housing Opportunities Committee, Treasurer of South Shore REALTORS®, Grievance Committee Chair South Shore REALTORS®, MAR Director, and MAR Regional Vice President.

Mary is a graduate of the MAR Leadership Academy and is a trained Mediator. She was named REALTOR® of the Year of South Shore REALTORS® in 2020.

Mary also volunteers her time helping individuals with disabilities and their families to thrive by accessing various programs and services for affordable and appropriate housing. She is a winner of the ARC of Greater Plymouth Family Support Award.


Marie Presti | RRC President | The Presti Group

Marie Presti, an accomplished REALTOR®, has over 23 years of experience in the industry. With an MBA in marketing from the Olin Graduate School of Business, she excels in positioning and selling real estate. As the broker/owner of The Presti Group in Newton and Stoneham, MA, Marie specializes in marketing and selling a wide range of residential properties, from luxury homes to condos.

In addition to her professional achievements, Marie has received numerous accolades, including being named the 2017 Greater Boston’s REALTOR® of the Year (GBAR) and serving as the 2018 president of GBAR. She has also been honored with awards such as the Woman of FIRE award from Banker & Tradesman, the Boston Agent Magazine VIP award for leadership, and Top 10 Real Estate Professionals by Women’s Business Magazine. Due to her exceptional customer service, she has been honored with the Five Star Real Estate Agent award for six consecutive years.

Marie holds several designations and certifications, including ABR, CRS, CNE, SRES, GREEN, CRB, GRI, LMC, and CDRE, showcasing her commitment to excellence in her field. Actively involved in the REALTOR® community, Marie currently serves as the Residential Real Estate Council New England President, representing the top 2% of 1.6 million REALTORS® nationwide. She also contributes her expertise to various committees, including the NAR MLS Issues and Policies Committee, the GBAR Professional Standards and Mediator, and the MAR Audit, Charitable Grants, & Grievance Committees.


Gary Rogers | NAR Member Services Liaison | ReMAX

Gary Rogers, Broker owner of REMAX On The Charles in Waltham Mass, became a Realtor in 1993 and has been a volunteer leader for over 25 years. Prior to real estate Gary served in the United States Air Force. His Realtor service includes numerous committees at GBAR and MAR, as well as MAR President and Treasurer, NAR Regional Vice President and several NAR committees including Meetings and Conference, Executive, Realtor Relief Foundation and as Chair of the NAR Leadership Advisory Group and Dean of the NAR Leadership Academy.

He’s been recognized for his work with awards such as the Greater Boston Realtor of the Year, the Massachusetts Realtor of the Year, the CRS of the Year, President’s Choice Awards and Distinguished Service Awards from both GBAR and MAR.

Gary is currently serving on the MAR Executive Committee as well as part of the 2024 NAR Extended Leadership Team as the Member Services Liaison, overseeing seven committees.


Amy Wallik | MAR President | Lamachia Realty

REALTOR Amy Wallick is the 2024 President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. Specializing in residential sales, Amy helps both buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals across the beautiful North Shore. With over 15 years of experience, her depth of knowledge combined with her hands-on, down-to-earth approach to all transactions has been the key to her success. Amy has been volunteering within the REALTOR organization since the start of her real estate career and continues to serve on the local, state and national levels. Outside of real estate and in line with her passion for service, Amy embraces any opportunities to give back to her local community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Community House of Hamilton-Wenham where she chairs the community events committee. Born and raised in Hamilton, Amy still resides in her hometown with her fiancé and their 8 year old son.


Jared Wilk | GBAR President | Compass

Honesty and integrity are two of the defining characteristics of Jared. Combine these with an upbeat, positive and contagious personality, and it is no wonder why homeowners and buyers choose to work with him.

Following in the footsteps of his dad and grandfather, real estate is in Jared’s DNA. Growing up in a real estate family, Jared learned the timeless core principles of selling and developing real estate, but he also understands the modern tools and tactics. His blend of traditional and outside the box thinking brings a new style and energy to the art of real estate.

Currently the President of The Greater Boston Association of Realtors, Jared takes a lot of pride in being a Realtor and bettering the industry. Appointed as a Director for the Greater Boston Association of Realtors in 2013, Jared has since chaired, vice-chaired and served on numerous committees at the local, state and national level, including the Professional Standards Review Panel. Jared is currently a Director for the National Association of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

Jared’s listings have been showcased throughout statewide media, and he has been interviewed by the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Realtor Magazine, but the most recognizable moments came for Jared in TV spots, as the local real estate expert on HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home”, ABC’s “Chronicle,” and “CBS New England Living.”

Lifelong relationships are something Jared takes a lot of pride in. Having grown up in Newton, not only does he know the area well, but Jared also knows the people in and around the Greater Boston suburbs. Building and sustaining new relationships with clients is a gift Jared thrives for. These days Jared lives in Needham with his wife, Abby, and their three children and two dogs.

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Southline Boston, William T Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA, USA, United States


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